Course Number

ANTH 452/ANTH 454

Course Title

Senior Seminar

Course Date

Spring 2015

Course Level


Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Emilio Spadola, Sociology and Anthropology

Document Type



Sociology and Anthropology


This capstone seminar combines students from ANTH and SOCI-ANTH streams within the SOAN concentration. The process is both collaborative and individual. Together we will review questions, theories, and methods common to cultural anthropology (and archaeology) and sociology. Working individually, students will imagine, design, and complete original research projects, culminating in your thesis, a major 35-40 pp. paper. Students will be expected to work diligently and quickly, and to read and listen generously to others’ work. The semester will close with presentations of your research to departmental peers and colleagues.


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